Japan already has a civilian space programme which has successfully launched a number of satellites into orbit. Photo: Kyodo

Japan’s Shinzo Abe wants a ‘space self-defence force’ to protect the country’s satellites

  • The PM broached the idea of extending the country’s militaristic reach to outer space at an annual gathering of top brass in Tokyo
  • It comes amid an intensifying race among world powers such as the US, Russia and China to develop technologies in the domain
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Japan already has a civilian space programme which has successfully launched a number of satellites into orbit. Photo: Kyodo
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